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Piggy back in the mud

Using bike-powered theatre to communicate climate change

Claire Baylis

15th April, 2010

Every summer a team of cyclists set off across Britain stopping along the way to perform an eco-themed play to schools, festivals and communities. Welcome to the Otesha Project... more...
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CASE STUDY: protesting without making a sound

Jonathan Rowe

6th April, 2009

John Francis spent 17 years walking... in silence. His pilgrimage is testament to the fact that you don't have to speak to be heard and that the tools to combat global warming are in all our hands. more...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops more...
Under the Thatch

Green holidays: Under the Thatch

Richard Hammond

1st July, 2008

Derelict cottages restored to former glory, happy holidaymakers and revived communities – all the result of one man’s vision. Richard Hammond reports more...
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CASE STUDY: green funerals

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2008

Why mourn a death when you can celebrate a life? Laura Sevier meets a pioneer in his tranquil and tree-filled field, determined to take the fear and formality out of funerals more...
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CASE STUDY: changing our perspectives through art

Jon Hughes

1st January, 2008

Sometimes, choosing not to think like a scientist can be a good thing. Jon Hughes sits down with the Harrisons, environmental activists and conceptual artists more...
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CASE STUDY: part eco restaurant, part cookery school

Paul Kingsnorth

17th May, 2007

Paul Kingsnorth meets the Bristol-based chef with an eco-friendly restaurant and a mission to take real food to a wider community. more...
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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… more...
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CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses more...
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CASE STUDY: Alan Simpson MP - my super energy-efficient house

Ecologist

1st May, 2006

Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, is on a mission. ‘We can’t survive this century unless we change fundamentally the built environment and move from thinking of buildings as consumers of energy, to thinking of them as generators of electricity.' Ben Willis meets the rarest of breeds, an MP who’s walking the talk. more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
Ecologist Visionaries

The Visionaries

Ecologist

20th March, 2009

Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.
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Urban Composting

The Ecologist

1st February, 2005

Imagine you could turn 30 per cent of your household waste, at no cost, into high-quality compost for your plants, while also reducing toxic emissions from incinerator plants...
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The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...
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How to live differently

Rachel Clode

13th March, 2008

Stressed out and living for the weekend? Breaking free may be easier than you thought... more...
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What is downshifting?

Laura Sevier

28th March, 2008

Are you living the dream? Or walking zombie-like through the nightmare of modern consumerism? Laura Sevier explores the sanity of downshifting more...
Green Living

Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
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Tinker's Bubble: low-impact living

Shannon Carr-Shand

30th January, 2009

In 1993 a group of 10 friends, including former Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie, shared a vision of a place where people could live and work in harmony with the land. What resulted became Tinker’s Bubble more...
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Wild work out: Green Gyms

Nicolette Loizou

21st January, 2009

Tired of the treadmill? Bored of the exercise bike? Nicolette Loizou discovers a greener way to get fit more...
Fruit and vegetables

Cancer and how to avoid it

Laura Sevier

29th May, 2009

We all carry cancer cells, but we also possess natural defences. Laura Sevier meets Dr David Servan-Schreiber, author of 'Anticancer: A new way of life' to find out more more...
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The Poetry of Compost

Paul Kingsnorth

27th May, 2009

Your compost heap can be an untapped powerhouse of energy, says Paul Kingsnorth - it's just a matter of learning to harness it more...
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Growing your own - where to begin

Paul Kingsnorth

19th May, 2009

'Where do I start?' Paul Kingsnorth answers the oft-asked question of those who want to grow their own food - but are lacking in knowledge, time, space, or all three. No problem. Read on... more...
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Behind the Label: chain lube

Pat Thomas

13th May, 2009

I know, I know. Every time you think you've gone your greenest, some killjoy comes along and raises the bar a little higher. Apologies in advance. more...
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Direct action - the winning argument?

Sarah Lewis

13th May, 2009

When a Victorian tea party took over Heathrow's Terminal 1 earlier this year, it was a clear sign that environmental campaigning had taken a large step away from time-worn methods of protesting. more...
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A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...

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